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Light the flame of internal audit.

Can We Count On Your Support?

Donate to The IIA Research Foundation

Internal audit’s future is supported in two ways — knowledge and education. Research fuels deeper knowledge and understanding of emerging issues and establishing long-term solutions, while academic relations supports internal audit education to fuel a Sponsor The IIA Research Foundation
pipeline of new and stronger talent to address the emerging issues of tomorrow.

The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF) and The IIA’s Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) were established specifically to address these ongoing and equally important initiatives.

Our charitable foundations solely exist to cultivate quality internal audit educational programs and relevant research. Our work is only made possible through generous contributions and investments in the future of the profession.

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Fueling Your Profession – Lighting the Flame

How The IIARF Gives Back

Since 1976, The IIA Research Foundation has develop hundreds of research projects and educational products focusing on the most critical issues and topics facing internal audit practitioners around the world. These projects help expand the global profession of internal auditing and empower practitioners to enhance their performance.

​How the IAAAF Gives Back

The Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF) currently supports programs within 48 universities worldwide. Since its inception in 2006, the IAAAF has been able to award more than $1.3 million in grants to universities around the globe to fund resource libraries, educator and student development, and scholarships for students in Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program schools.

Your Dollars Support:

Global Internal Audit Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) Study:
The largest study conducted on the profession is preparing to release in July the first of 30 reports: 10 Imperatives for Internal Auditing.

Research Reports:
Politics of Internal Audit, Job Satisfaction for Internal Auditors: How to Retain Top Talent, Cybersecurity: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask

The Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program supports universities with the funding, tools, and resources for educational programs.

IAEP Leadership and Networking Retreat and Educators’ Forum connects top student talent and employers across the globe to exchange ideas and experiences for the next generation of internal auditors and provides an opportunity for educators to advance their internal audit programs.

Research Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

What’s to Come: Knowledge

10 ImperativesThe IIARF recently concluded phase 1, the practitioner survey, of the Global Internal Audit CBOK Study and will be releasing more than 25 reports providing perspectives on global internal audit practices, trends, and insights as resources for planning and decision making, starting in July 2015. Each report is possible through contributions from generous sponsors.

More global research projects are underway, covering the future of the profession, organizational governance, and risk, and more.



​What’s to Come: Education

The IAAAF's annual IAEP Program Networking Retreat. 

The IAAAF is gearing up for the annual IAEP Program Networking Retreat held in Orlando, Fla. Each year, this event is attended by 75-100 students preparing for graduation and, actively seeking employment opportunities within internal auditing. Organizations contributing to and sponsoring the program gain recruiting access to impeccably trained students from across the globe, ready to begin a career in internal audit.

Through generous support from our sponsors, we are able to keep costs down for student attendees.

How You Can Contribute: Donation and Sponsorship Options

How You Can Contribute: Donation and Sponsorship Options​

​We need your continued help to sustain the investment in developing the future of your profession. It is only made possible because of your charitable donations — not IIA member dues. Make your tax-deductible donation and add fuel to our fire along with the IIA members who are making a difference for the entire profession.

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